puborectalis

noun
pu·​bo·​rec·​ta·​lis | \ ˌpyü-bō-rek-ˈtā-ləs How to pronounce puborectalis (audio) \

Medical Definition of puborectalis

: a band of muscle fibers that is part of the pubococcygeus, that passes from the pubic symphysis to interdigitate with the contralateral band of fibers forming a sling around the rectum at its junction with the anal canal, and that acts to hold the rectum and anal canal at right angles to each other except during defecation

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“Puborectalis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/puborectalis. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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